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Un Riso che si rinnova: nuovi strumenti critici per l'umorismo dopo Pirandello

Tanda, Gabriele (2018) Un Riso che si rinnova: nuovi strumenti critici per l'umorismo dopo Pirandello. Doctoral Thesis.

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Abstract

In contemporary Italian literature the study of humor is not systematic and often uses old theories such as those of Bachtin and Bergson. In this PhD thesis I try to widen the method to other disciplines and to set up a Canon that starts from Pirandello up until the nineties. As a result, the theoretical part connects anthropological, neuroscientific, cognitive linguistics and cultural history studies. The aim is to set up a ductile method that gives the possibility to evaluate different angles of humor and, at the same time, to offer a valid support to the study of the humorous text in its historical dimension. The choice of the writers that were examined builds a small reference Canon of this literary genre in Italy that does not evaluate only the artistic value, but also the public diffusion. Since humor is a genre very influenced by the historical moment and the mentality, this study also deepens the events and the historical context in which the narrative works are written.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
ID Code:11950
Contributors:Manotta, Marco and Onofri, Massimo
Publisher:Universita' degli studi di Sassari
Uncontrolled Keywords:Humor, neuroscience, literature, 20th century, anthropology
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-FIL-LET/11 Letteratura italiana contemporanea
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Umanistiche e Sociali
Cicli, scuole e corsi:Ciclo 30 > Lingue, letterature e culture dell'età moderna e contemporanea
Deposited On:12 Nov 2018 10:59

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